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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Divas, Divas Everywhere

Heartthrob Adam Lambert, himself a diva in the best sense, will be hosting this year's "VH1 Divas" show on December 16th. While tributes to both Donna Summer and Whitney Houston are planned, Dj Buddy B is rather underwhelmed by the rather doggy diva line-up set to perform.. They include Ciara, Jordan Sparks, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato and Kelly Rowland.

Yours truly is underwhelmed by the week's Billboard Dance/Club chart, too. Can you dig that South Korean singer/rapper PSY is # 3 with the novelty dance floor number, "Gangnam Style." I'm multi-culti and all that; however, I'll sit that one out at the disco, thanks. And, hey, waiter, bring me a mai tai. What ever happened to the Macarena and Los del Rio? Oh, and did I mention Taryn Manning's "Send Me Your Love" is this week's #1? Better make that drink a double.

Meanwhile, can you believe Kristine W peaked at # 4 and dropped to 6th place this week with the fabulous "Everything That I Got"? Waiter, another drinky-poo, please.

Other diva faves are upwardly mobile, though. A toast to the week's 8th through 10th chart positions. Nothing's stopping Yoko Ono from moving on, I'm happy to announce, with "I'm Moving On," as she occupies the # 8 spot after climbing to # 10 last week. This week's 10th spot belongs to Christina Aguilera with remixes of her sprightly new number, "Your Body," Buddy boasts.

At the bottom of the top 25, things are settling rather than rising with one fine exception. The band Matchbox Twenty (not to be confused with Haircut 100) soars from 31st place to # 23 with "She's So Mean," on a slew of fab remixes. Song's off their album, released in September, North, which is exactly where their single's pointed at the moment. 

Beyonce's "I Was Here" is still here, dropped to # 22 without ever having cracked the top 10. It peaked at 13. Ouch! Pet Shop Boys' "Winner" peaked at 12, now at # 24. And Pink's "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" rests on the bottom rung, # 25, a steep drop from last week's 8th spot. But it did, in fact, peak at #1.

Mariah Carey's "Triumphant," also a recent numero uno, slowly deflates. Was # 11 when we last looked; now at # 13. And where would we be these days without a Rihanna song on the Club chart? She's the Greatest Gainer, having made it up from # 35 the previous week with "Diamonds," and taking over the 18th place this go-round, where she smacks into Ke$ha, currently # 17 with "Die Young." No cheap, tasteless comment from me here, folks!

So until next week's chart, keep dancing to your favorite club dj, to the radio, to the music videos at your gym or bar or both, and wherever you find the music that moves you. This week's dj kisses out to Belgium, Turkey and the Netherlands for your record views of my blog. Four more years of Obama to celebrate, everybody, so peace, love, disco, over and out!

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